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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Faith Without Action

Faith Without Action

Napoleon Hill said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe can be achieved.”

While this statement sounds rather grandiose, there is certainly a measure of truth in it.

As the old saying goes, you can’t steer a ship or a bicycle to go anywhere until they’re moving.

Zig Ziglar in his book, ‘See You at the Top’, put it this way:
“The largest locomotive in the world can be held in its tracks while standing still simply by
placing a single one-inch block of wood in front of each of the eight drive wheels.The same locomotive moving at 100 miles per hour can crash through a wall of steel reinforced concrete five feet thick.”

The important thing is that we get moving!

Some people are sitting around waiting for some kind of special call or revelation from God before they get involved in His work.

It’s not likely to happen because God has already given us lots of instructions in his Word regarding what to do.

All we need to do is read these instructions … and start moving into action!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Cross

The Cross
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Cross




I carry a cross in my pocket
A simple reminder to me
Of the fact that I am a Christian
No matter where I may be.
This little cross is not magic
Nor is it a good luck charm
It isn’t meant to protect me
From every physical harm.
It’s not for identification
For all the world to see
It’s simply an understanding
Between my Savior and me.
When I put my hand in my pocket
To bring out a coin or key
The cross is there to remind me
Of the price He paid for me.
Cross
It reminds me, too, to be thankful
For my blessings day by day
And to strive to serve Him better
In all that I do and say.
It’s also a daily reminder
Of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my master
And give themselves to His care.
So, I carry a cross in my pocket
Reminding no one but me
That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life
If only I’ll let Him be.